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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Facilitating Innovation in the Federal Statistical System: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13168.
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Appendix A
Workshop Agenda

FACILITATING INNOVATION IN THE FEDERAL STATISTICAL SYSTEM

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

National Academies Keck Center, Room 100

500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC


Abstract: This workshop is intended to generate a wide spectrum of views on the state of innovation in the federal statistical system and possible ways to facilitate innovation in areas that are important for the future of the system. Representatives from the statistical system and the academic and private sectors are being invited to sit at a central table, with room for attendees on each side. The intent is to have a free-flowing set of discussions, which will be captured in a workshop summary to be widely distributed. Session I will focus on why innovation is necessary for the health of the federal statistical system and its ability to provide information for the public and decision makers. Session II will address areas in which innovation is not as well developed as would be desirable in terms of the cost, quality, timeliness, and relevance of federal statistics. Session III will address barriers to innovation and possible remedies. A panel will then discuss next steps in Session IV.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Facilitating Innovation in the Federal Statistical System: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13168.
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8:30 am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

 

Conference Overview

—Thomas Louis, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Chair

Welcome on Behalf of CNSTAT and the National Academies

—Constance Citro, Director, Committee on National Statistics

The Federal Perspective

—Katherine Wallman, Chief Statistician, U.S. Office of Management and Budget

9:00

Session I: The Importance of Innovation in Federal Statistics

Chair: Thomas Louis, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Discussants:

 

Ron Bianchi, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Lawrence Brown, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (CNSTAT chair)

Lynda Carlson, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation

Kevin Cecco, Statistics of Income Division, Internal Revenue Service

John Haltiwanger, Department of Economics, University of Maryland

Mark Harris, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA (member, ICSP working group on innovation)

Brian Harris-Kojetin, Statistical and Science Policy Office, Office of Management and Budget

Michael Horrigan, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Graham Kalton, Westat

Jennifer Madans, National Center for Health Statistics

Thomas Mesenbourg, U.S. Census Bureau

Sally Morton, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

Richard Newell, Energy Information Administration

Barry Nussbaum, Office of Environmental Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Facilitating Innovation in the Federal Statistical System: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13168.
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Michael Sinclair, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Alan Zaslavsky, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

10:00

Session II: Scope of the Innovation Problem in Federal Statistics

Chair: Thomas Louis, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Discussants: See list for Session I

12:00 pm

Lunch

1:00

Session III: Barriers to Innovation and Possible Remedies

Chair: Lawrence Brown, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Discussants:

 

David Banks, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University

Cynthia Clark, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA

Manuel de la Puente, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, USDA

Steven Dillingham, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Emerson Elliott, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

John Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics (member, ICSP working group on innovation)

Ivan Fellegi, Statistics Canada (emeritus)

Robert Groves, U.S. Census Bureau

Stuart Kerachsky, National Center for Education Statistics

J. Steven Landefeld, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Roderick J.A. Little, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan

E.J. Reedy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Allen Schirm, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Ed Spar, Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics

John Thompson, National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago

Katherine Wallman, Statistical and Science Policy Office, OMB

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Facilitating Innovation in the Federal Statistical System: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13168.
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3:00

Break

3:30

Session IV: Next Steps

Chair: Katherine Wallman, Statistical and Science Policy Office, OMB

Panelists:

 

Lawrence Brown, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Thomas Louis, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Edward Sondik, National Center for Health Statistics

 

General Discussion among discussants from previous session

4:30

Concluding Comments—Thomas Louis and Constance Citro

5:00

Adjourn

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2011. Facilitating Innovation in the Federal Statistical System: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13168.
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On May 8, 2009, the symposium, The Federal Statistical System: Recognizing Its Contributions, Moving It Forward was held in Washington, DC. One of the topics considered at that symposium was the health of innovation in the federal statistical system. A consequence of the symposium was an agreement by the Committee on National Statistics to hold a workshop on the future of innovation in the federal statistical system. This workshop was held on June 29, 2010.

The original statement of task for the workshop focused on three challenges to the statistical system: (1) the obstacles to innovative, focused research and development initiatives that could make statistical programs more cost effective; (2) a gap between emerging data visualization and communications technologies and the ability of statistical agencies to understand and capitalize on these developments for their data dissemination programs; and (3) the maturation of the information technology (IT) discipline and the difficulties confronting individual agencies in keeping current with best practice in IT regarding data confidentiality.

This report, Facilitating Innovation in the Federal Statistical System, is a descriptive summary of what transpired at the workshop. It is therefore limited to the views and opinions of the workshop participants. However, it does not strictly follow the agenda of the workshop, which had four sessions. Instead, it is organized around the themes of the discussions, which migrated across the four sessions.

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